If you’re looking for a little escapism, and have a little extra time right now, then why not sit down and curl up with a good book. Whether you’ve getting them delivered, on your kindle or using services like borrowbox.com to download ebooks from your local library, we’ve rounded up our top picks to give you some inspiration for your next great read.
How To Stop Time – Matt Haig
If you’re after a heart-warming story about love and finding yourself then try this one. It follows the life of Tom Hazard, a man born with a rare ageing condition, as he travels through centuries trying to understand himself and find the love of his life.
Educated – Tara Westover
This is a biography with a twist. Tara Westover isn’t a celebrity by any standards, but her story is much more compelling than some of those in the limelight. Born into a Mormon family in Idaho, America, Westover wasn’t even registered as being born until she was 9. In this memoir, she documents her truly unbelievable life and the sacrifices she’s had to make simply to get an education. A totally fascinating and addictive read.
Becoming – Michelle Obama
Always wondered what being the First Lady of The United States would be like? Us too. Enter Michelle Obama’s autobiography. Be prepared for some political jargon here and there, but ultimately it’s a captivating account of one of the most amazing women in the world. This book will leave you inspired and motivated, and ready to make some big plans from the comfort of your sofa.
The Cows – Dawn O’Porter
Get familiar with Dawn O’Porter’s writing and then buy all her novels. Start with this one though. Following the lives of 3 random women whose lives become interlinked, The Cows focuses on the power of female friendships not only with each other, but their families, men, world and themselves. It’s a hilarious book that will leave you laughing, crying, and ultimately wanting to be a better person. Honestly.
Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine – Gail Honeymoon
Whether you’re busy or not, we guarantee you won’t be able to put this book down. A lovely little novel about friendship and loneliness, but with a heart-warming charm. There’s no big plot line, but be prepared to be blown anyway with beautiful writing, compelling characters and a genuine story. Pick this up immediately.
The Hate U Give – Angie Thomas
Critically-acclaimed, The Hate U Give has been given hype that it most definitely deserved. Focusing on racism within the USA, Thomas’s book explores loyalty and love between black and white communities. A thought-provoking story that will really stay with you.
Behind Her Eyes – Sarah Pinborough
Thrillers your thing? Have we got a treat for you… Behind Her Eyes is a fast-paced, suspense-filled story that will keep you up all night. Centered around a single mum who embarks on a risky relationship with her boss and then becomes BFFs with his wife, things begin to take a sinister dark twist, but probably not what you think. Read this now if you’re bored of scary movies on Netflix.
My Thoughts Exactly – Lily Allen
Lily Allen’s autobiography caused quite the stir when it was released, but no matter what your opinion of her is, this memoir is captivating, moving, insightful and great if you love a bit of celebrity gossip. You might think you know Lily Allen, but she sets the record-straight in her own honest words. She isn’t afraid to document her fall from grace, as well as her achievements. Love her or hate her, this is a celebrity autobiography you definitely ought to read.
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